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the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past program to get our schedules after website and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> women's history for beginners is the booktv book club selection for the month of february. go to and you will see at the top there's a tab that says bookclub and you can participate in our discussion at we will be posting video and reviews and articles up there tomorrow. so the discussion will begin tomorrow. we will be posting under reagan basis discussion questions. i hope you'll be able to participate. women's history for beginners is on february 2014 a club selection on booktv. >> although history might make only passing reference to the f. 100, it's not because they were
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not there in numbers. perhaps not as glamorous as other planes. the constitution to the war effort was a replaceable. >> beautiful, absolutely beautiful. it just seems so familiar to actually sit here. >> when we put it back together again you'll have to come see it. >> absolutely. >> this was the airplane i flew in vietnam, this very tail number. of the 226 combat missions i flew, i flew about 180 nations in this airplane. it's my titanium mistress. it's what brought me home at times when it probably shouldn't have. when i abused it, when it did things in order to survive, punished it and it held together. it is an airplane i is such
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strong feelings for. there's a way i couldn't bring it home, if i could. interesting story. i had a painting done by an aviation artist to paint my airplane in this battle your. he asked me if i knew what happened to it, and i said no, i didn't. he said he knew someone who did. that got the ball rolling. if there's any way that we can bring the airplane in out of the cold and present it to our museum patrons in the combat form that it was, that would be my goal in life. that's what we are working to do. >> next week in a look behind history and literary life of macon, georgia, including a stop at the aviation museum at robins air force base on c-span2 and three. >> by which a trust iran? this is not a question of trust.
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this is a question of finding a way to stop them from doing that. one way to stop that is to get rid of all the enrichment facilities, so-called tier option. that would be ideal. you raise it to the ground, salted and make sure they can never do it again. we could've had to give back in 2003 when iran first came to us when they weren't operating anything. we could've had that deal in 2005 when you have a few hundred spinning, attest authority. they actually proposed talks with attorney. we were not interested at that point. under the bush administration and vice president dick cheney said we don't negotiate with people. but he was you were going to topple these are oppressive regimes in they would like one after another. that strategy didn't work out so well. we didn't talk with the rain. iran build centrifuges by the end of the push of administration, and they're
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still building. that's why we have a problem. at this point no politician in iran and possibly agree to give up this facility that they spend 10, maybe $100 billion on, and has become a huge source of national pride, supported across the political spectrum in iran. you've got to find a way to back them down, give them a way out, to shrink this facility and make sure that they only use it for enrichment for fuel and never use it for enrichment for bombs. can you do that? that's the diplomatic challenge. that's what's going on in geneva. and it's off to a good start. this interim agreement freezes the program in place. so while we continue to negotiate the final solution, which is said to have to be completed in six months, we make sure the iranians are not doing a march on us. so they are not advancing while we are talking.
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it freezes the program in place. they are prohibited from making any more centrifuges, from installing any more centrifuges, from turning on any of the thousands of centrifuges and put in place but are not yet operational. they also have agreed that any further low-enriched uranium they we do, they will turn into this powder, into this oxide so it can't be used later, much were difficult years later to make a batch for operative agreed in some other areas to stop work on another kind of reactor, what's called a heavy-water reactor that could make plutonium comes another possible component for a bomb. so they stopped any major work on that. most importantly they have opened up more facilities to international inspectors, inspectors from the iaea, and they've agreed to daily inspection but instead of these guys going around every week or every two weeks, they now go
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every day or will be able to go once the deal begins in 2014. so daily inspection so we can ensure they're doing what they say they do. and the really good news is part of the program is rolled back. you all remember israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu going to have you in podium in september 2012 and he had a cartoon drawn up a bomb which was very dramatic. it was on the front page of every paper around the world. and in that cartoon drawn he had a red line he drew on top and he warned that iran was building up stockpiles of what is known as 20% enrichment uranium. and if they build up a certain amount, but have enough to quickly convert into material for bomb within weeks or months he said the that was the urgent threat. that's what we had to stop. this deal stops that threat. this deal drains mr. netanyahu's
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bomb. iran agreed to get rid of that 20% enrichment they have by diluting it down or converting it into material that can be used for obama and they pledged not to make any more. and the way we'll verify that by inspectors going everyday and making sure they're not doing it. what that does is it lengthens diffuse -- the fuse. it makes it hard for iran to make a dash for a bomb. they still could do it. if iran decided to date that they wanted to take that low-enriched uranium to put it back in centrifuges, spin it up more and make enough for one bomb, they could probably do that any matter of three or four months. but now we know they were doing it. we see they were doing it and they have time to take appropriate action. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> up next on booktv, margaret macmillan, international history professor at oxford
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university, examined the lead up to world war i. this is just over one hour. >> well, welcome everybody, today's council on foreign relations meeting. "a look back at the build-up to the great war" with margaret macmillan and robert massie. i'm david andelman. i'm the editor of world policy journal, and i'd also like to welcome see if our national members participating in this meeting through the live stream. i was saying at lunch that i oppose a price for our two guests here, because i checked 100 years ago today just out of curiosity, november 4, 1913. the united states was preparing


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